I don’t let my kid run around the store unattended, as there are a bunch of really weird people in the world, and that would simply be bad parenting. BUT if I did, I would hope he and his friends would do something like this – only because it would drive the store manager crazy and ensure I’d never be allowed back.
Remember when it used to be “Savings in Every Aisle?”
In Grimm Fairy Tales #29 (King Midas) we were introduced to Mercy Dante, a character who became quite controversial among fans of the series.Â In the issue Mercy fulfilled her plans for revenge against David Frank, a retired hit man who murdered her parents (who were weapon dealers) when she was a child.Â A grownup Mercy kidnaps Davidâ€™s daughter, Trisha, from school one day, and takes her to a warehouse where her father is bound to a chair. Mercy proceeds to shoot Trisha to death in front of her father.
You can easily see where the controversy comes in.
Principal photography is under way on Dark Castle Entertainmentâ€™s action adventure â€œThe Losers.â€ The film is based on the comic book series published under DC Comicsâ€™ Vertigo imprint, and is being directed by Sylvain White (â€œStomp the Yardâ€).
â€œThe Losersâ€ features an ensemble cast that includes Jeffrey Dean Morgan (â€œThe Watchmenâ€), ZoÃ« Saldana (â€œStar Trekâ€), Chris Evans (â€œFantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surferâ€), Idris Elba (â€œObsessed,â€ â€œRocknRollaâ€), Columbus Short (â€œStomp the Yard,â€ upcoming â€œWhiteoutâ€), Holt McCallany (â€œVantage Pointâ€), Ã“scar Jaenada (â€œChe: Part Twoâ€) and Jason Patric (â€œIn the Valley of Elahâ€).
In this issue: The Fastest Man Alive gets a producer! The Martians are due on Maple Street, and theyâ€™ve brought your daddyâ€™s ass-watch! The future is upon us, but for some reason everybody sounds different! Plus: Creatures what are beautiful! Powers which are super! Heroes what are knocking boots! Sure and Iâ€™ve come to drain your wee blood, then! And finally, an internet troll whoâ€™s not a racist assclown. All this and more, as we say goodbye to 2009 and say hello toâ€¦ the rest of 2009! The Major Spoilers podcast is on the air!
Nick Spencer set me an email about his upcoming title from Image Comics, called Existence 2.0.Â Instead of just talking about it, Nick suggested we run an 11 page preview of the issue just for you!Â And, as anyone who’s read this site for any length of time knows, I loves me some sneak peeks.
This July writer Nick Spencer and illustrator Ronald Salas give one man the chance to start life anew after dying in the science fiction romp, EXISTENCE 2.0.
“I brought this book to Image, because in all my years of reading comics I’ve never quite seen anything like it,” Image Comics Vice-President Jim Valentino said. “The way Nick and Ron combine the standard tropes of crime and science fiction to create something wholly new blew me away. It’s a comic I had to read and I couldn’t be happier to publish it.”
EXISTENCE 2.0 begins moments after self-absorbed physicist Sylvester Baladine finds his consciousness transferred into the body of the hitman who murdered him. Settling into his anonymous new life in a younger, better looking body, Sylvester is pretty content until he discovers that the very people who plotted his assassination have kidnapped the one person he treasured most in his old life – his daughter. With only limited time before she dies, Sylvester must dig up and face the past he was happy to bury and figure out who tried to kill him and why they want his daughter, inadvertently making himself a target once more.
EXISTENCE 2.0 (MAY090303), a 32-page full color series for $3.50, will be in stores July 1st, 2009.
Television Icons square off in this installment of the Major Spoilers Poooooolllll of the Week!Â Offered up by loyal Major Spoilerite Lifeisaglitch, this week we send into the ring two classic and beloved actors; Adam West, best known for his role as Batman in the 1960â€™s television series, and William Shatner, who has already been the target of our poll in the past (yeah, get your mind out of the gutter).Â Two will enter, one will leave.Â Who will it be?
Weâ€™ve seen Mark Waid write the hero as bad guy before.Â His take on heroes as villains in Kingdom Come shows the hero stepping over the bounds as a revolt against their older counterparts, and trying to figure their place in a changing world.Â And while there are others who have written openly violent tales of the good guy doing bad things, no one has ever stopped to ponder the question, â€œWhat made this person evil?â€Â Â In the case of Irredeemable, Waid dives into the answer and brings readers along for the ride down that dark path.
Image Comics’ Shadowline makes sure crime fansÂ of comics like SIN CITY and CRIMINAL have it good this April as writer Joshua Williamson and artist Alejandro Aragon introduce them to the hard-boiled noir of OVERLOOK!
“OVERLOOK takes everything I love about crime novels, movies and comics and distills them into three issues of some of the most brutal comics I’ve ever written,” Williamson said. “Even better, Alejandro completely mastered conveying OVERLOOK’s beautifully twisted noir with only his brush to help him. I cannot believe some of the things we’re getting away with in this book. My fellow crime fans will be most pleased.”
In the town of OVERLOOK, a dirty prize-fighter by the name of Mickey “The Nickel” Nicholson will do anything for a buck. Mickey is hired by one of OVERLOOK’s most notorious mobsters to infiltrate an underground boxing outfit and find a massive stash of stolen “rainy day” money and kill the wayward wife responsible. In return, a target of Mickey’s choice will be assassinated by the mobster, no strings attached. It’s the deal of the century, but like any deal in OVERLOOK, there’s much more than you could ever bargain for.
OVERLOOK #1 (FEB092436), a 32-page black and white three issue mini-series for $3.50, will be in stores April 8th.
Get your Cowboy Bebop DVD cued up and watch along with the Major Spoilers Crew as they provide audio commentary for the episode, Stray Dog Strut.
Stray Dog Strut Spike and Jet’s next target is a serial pet thief who has stolen an apparently worthless dog from a research facility..
TRIVIA: This movie makes several references to Bruce Lee’s Game of Death. Abdul Hakim appearance and name being modeled after NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabar.
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